In Governing Artificial Intelligence: Upholding Human Rights & Dignity, Mark Latonero shows how human rights can serve as a “North Star” to guide the development and governance of artificial intelligence.
The report draws the connections between AI and human rights; reframes recent AI-related controversies through a human rights lens; and reviews current stakeholder efforts at the intersection of AI and human rights.
This report is intended for stakeholders–such as technology companies, governments, intergovernmental organizations, civil society groups, academia, and the United Nations (UN) system–looking to incorporate human rights into social and organizational contexts related to the development and governance of AI.
“A human rights-based frame could provide those developing AI with the aspirational, normative, and legal guidance to uphold human dignity and the inherent worth of every individual regardless of country or jurisdiction.”
This report was animated by the ideas generated at the workshop, Artificial Intelligence & Human Rights, held at Data & Society in April 2018.
Following the workshop, Data & Society published a collection of work from Aubra Anthony, Corinne Cath & Christiaan van Veen, Elizabeth Eagan, Sherif Elsayed-Ali, Jason Pielemeier, Enrique Piracés, and Ben Zeverbergen. These essays were highly instructive to this report.